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Windows Phone 8 Gets New Office

I love smartphones for basic e-mail and yes, I still make actual phone calls on the darn thing as well. But two things are too small for my aging fingers and eyes: the keyboard and screen. I even find the iPad too small for effective Web work (and that thing is four times the size of my phone).

That's why I'm not jumping up and down over news that Windows Phone 8 will come equipped with Office. Word on a phone? Best break out a Columbo-sized magnifying glass to use this thing.

That said, it can't be a bad thing that this software is installed. With the right pair of reading glass, it could be useful to view documents and small worksheets.

Windows Phone 7 users have more direct experience than I, as those phones come with Office Mobile. If you have Win Phone 7, is Office Mobile useful? Set me straight at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on 11/07/2012 at 1:19 PM


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